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LinuxWorld Australia: Kernel Space: New Revisions to the Kevent API

Dec 26, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"Some patches make it into the kernel in something very close to their original form. Others have to go through a few changes first. The all-time record for development iterations may be held by devfs; Richard Gooch had just released the 157th revision when this ill-fated subsystem was merged for 2.3.46. On that scale, Evgeniy Polyakov is just getting started with kevent take 26; even so, the process must be starting to seem like a long one.

"In this case, however, the long process can be seen as evidence that the system is working as it should. The kevent subsystem is a major addition to the Linux system call API..."

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